|Now You See It|
My basic nine-patch block, wonky seams and corners that don't quite meet, and all!
|Now You Don't!|
It needs to be ironed out and edges trimmed, but, this is what I've been doing today. Making disappearing nine-patch blocks.
In case you want to find out how it is done, once you have pieced the basic nine-patch block, you cut it in half in one direction and cut it in half again in the other direction, to quarter it:
Then comes the fun part of rearranging the quarters! There are several different ways of arranging them, but, this is the design I selected:
|The New Arrangement|
It has the advantage of not having any seams that have to be matched! LOL. Then, you sew the quarters together, again, to make the new block. You can mix and match quarters from different blocks if you want, but, my original blocks are scrappy enough that I didn't want to mix and match too much. I will iron them all out once I've finished sewing.
I vacuumed part of the house, this morning, and moved my bed off to the side in order for M to have access to the bedroom window to install the window air conditioner unit. He texted me to say that he will be late because he had a flat tire on his truck this morning, and the tire was so old that two places he went to, to have the flat repaired refused to patch it! So, he went to the dealers to get his tires replaced.
But, once he was here, he put up the window a/c unit in place for me, sprayed the areas around the front and back doors with the flea spray, and watered the garden. We decided to pull up the zucchini plants and the wonky tomato plant, which had produced two ripe tomatoes and about four green tomatoes, each the size of a cherry tomato! This was not the year of the zucchini or tomatoes!
I used two of the green tomatoes when I cooked the last of the can of corned beef for my dinner, tonight, slicing and sauteing them with some red onions and the corned beef. Then, I added the last serving of rice to it, some chili powder, and made a sort of fried rice, which I had for dinner.
Today's high was only 93F, so I didn't turn on the a/c in my bedroom. But, now I have it in place, just in case I need it. Dancer doesn't like it when I turn on the a/c in the bedroom, because I close the bedroom doors to keep the cool air in the room. He will sit outside the closed door and cry until I let him come inside. Then, he will sit in front of the closed door, inside the room, and cry until I open it and let him out! And so it goes! He hates closed doors!
After dinner, I called friend R and checked on her. Later, I video chatted with my daughter.
Today, I am grateful for:
- M was able to install the window a/c unit for me
- It still works!
- M was able to spray the flea spray in the area around the doors for me
- The zucchini and tomato harvest, meagre as it was, this year
- The technology that allows me to video chat with my daughter, daily
Today's joyful activity was sewing disappearing nine patches!
Plans for Thursday include vacuuming the rest of the house and tidying the kitchen.
How was your Wednesday? What are your plans for Thursday?